COVID’s mental health fallout will last a long time. Here is how to tackle depression and anxiety

- March 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

Although Australia is now largely COVID-free, the repercussions of the pandemic are ongoing. As the pandemic enters its second year, many people will be continuing to suffer with poor mental health, or facing new mental health challenges, writes Richard Bryant Director of the Traumatic Stress Clinic UNSW. The effects of recurrent lockdowns, fears about the… Read more »


Three ways burnout affects business outcomes and how to cope with it

- February 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

The term burnout has been making headlines in the last few years. Today it’s commonly recognised as a mental health diagnosis due to its significant implications towards one’s health, writes Dr. Frank Chow, Director and Psychiatrist, 2OP Health Burnout can be defined as physical, emotional and psychological exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. Emotional burnout, on… Read more »

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Four ways employers can improve health and wellbeing in the workplace

- January 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

After a challenging 2020, it has never been more important for workplaces to proactively prioritise the health and wellbeing of their employees’, especially as we progress to more flexible working environments and levels of burnout increase, writes Simon Kearney, co-founder of Readiness, a complete digital wellbeing platform for workplaces. It’s time for a holistic approach… Read more »

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6 easy steps to help you end feelings of isolation

- December 20, 2020 3 MIN READ

For many Australians, this Christmas may not hold the same excitement as previous years. COVID-19 has left numerous people feeling nervous about what their festive season will look like, with financial stress and loneliness acting as key concerns, writes Marcela Slepica, Clinical Director, AccessEAP. As workplaces close for the holidays, business leaders should look to… Read more »


Five ways for small business owners to take a break this summer

- December 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

Businesses across the country have faced a challenging year with COVID-19 related restrictions and, in many cases, enforced shutdowns. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been particularly hard hit, with research conducted by MYOB in May finding 36 per cent of small business owners cited COVID-19 and its wider economic impact as a key business-related… Read more »


Is your lack of support failing your staff?

- September 14, 2020 4 MIN READ

New research finds over half of Australia’s 12 million workers received no support from their employer during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, despite having to adjust to major changes in their workplace. That number jumps to 72 per cent for people who lost their jobs during COVID-19, according to the  Gallagher COVID-19 Employee… Read more »


How to have difficult conversations on R U OK? Day

- September 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

This year R U OK? is encouraging Australians to learn what to say if someone in their life says they are not OK. With millions of Australians impacted by the coronavirus crisis, checking in on the mental health and well being of loved ones, friends and colleagues have never been more important. R U OK?… Read more »


Why you need to ask this question: R U OK?

- September 10, 2020 3 MIN READ

Updated September 10 2020 As a small business owner you’ll know the daunting task of being across all the aspects of your business, and concern for your employee’s wellbeing is likely one crucial element. This week there will be a lot of noise and media traffic around R U OK? Day and what it means… Read more »


R U OK? The idea that sparked a mental health revolution

- September 10, 2020 4 MIN READ

Updated September 10 2020 Gavin Larkin believed conversation could change a life. Despite losing his own life to an aggressive form of lymphoma in 2011, Larkin’s belief that a simple conversation could be the difference between life and death launched a crusade that has swept Australia. As the founder of R U OK? Larkin initiated… Read more »


What about our employees?

- September 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

Many organisations in Australia and beyond right now are knee deep in re-engineering, transformation, pivoting or whatever name is being given to the latest Covid-19 survival strategies and focus. That is certainly my focus right now in my own company. But I see something more. There is more to strategising and wargaming and the many… Read more »